j -—« • | [Feom Orr. CoitßEsro>.-DsxT.] THE SOLDIERS. Corporal Philip Boulton died of wounds on June 7. His death is regretted by all who knew him. As a lad in Sumner ho was very popular. Much sympathy is also felt throughout lledciitfs for the relatives of uio late Private R. Dalton, killed in action. He was well known and highly respected. His brother is now with the Motor Patrol Service. Rifleman Albert Gordon Peck, killed in action, was the second son of Mrs Isabella Peck, of Campbell Street, Ho was a very powerfully built soldier, and with his friend, Gunner F. Lawson. was farowelled at a memorable gathering on August 31, 1915. Recent advice from Private Abrecl Short states that ho is now in the military band doin<v sis hours' practice a day. H e has lost the immediate companionship of the Sumner boys, but is evidently doing his old bandmaster credit. Corporal F. Short is now in the N.C.O.'s camp in the north. During the week Private E. Wood, the fourth son of Mr E. G. Wood to bear arms for his country, has been down on final leave. Latest advice from Trooper Frank Lawson reports his return to the firing line Corporal E B Stevens reports himself., as "quite well" in a training camp in Old England. Feeling reference was made in St Paul's Methodist Church to the loss sustained by the Rev W. .7. Williams in the death o'f his son, Private B. V. Williams. A letter of sympathy, signed by representatives of the various church societies, was forwarded to the afflicted parents Corporal H. R. Johnson writes from Salisbury Plain, to say he is quite well. He will soon hav e seen three* years of active service with trio Ambu-lance-Corps, Sergeant-Major L. C Wood (Military Medal), the eighth son of Mr and Mrs E. G. Wood, of 'the Esplanade, was married on Febmnrv 8. 1917, at Edinburgh to Mis? Marjorie M'Gregor, M.D., of the Dundee war hospital. Private Geoffrey Muscrrovo (wounded) is the second son of Mr H. E. Mus- i grove. Loarmount, RrtWiffs. Ho left with the Sixteenth RHriforccrnents. Private Gordon Hiboll. killed in action, was well known here as a member of the lifeboat crew. In this capacity he was most faithful, having ossisted to save twenty lives. Hi' father. th 0 la1 0 Mr F. Hiboli, rwdc.'l here for many years, and was a wellknown surveyor. LADY LIVERPOOL FUND. Our local branch will hold its annual
meeting on Tuesday next. The Mavor ; has been asked tn preside. Mrs Holland, of the Christchurch centre, has promised to attend and address •• the meeting on the work the movement is achieving. Throughout the year our Jocal efforts have been steadily maintained, and the result in th e aggregate should prove very interesting. Miss Bain, who has been doing the secretarial work during tho pnsi- three months, is leaving for a prolonged visit. to Auckland. SEAMEN'S INSTITUTE.
Mrs Cr. W. Smithson presided over Monday's meeting. .There was a good attendance. The report of the. recent concert by tho Patriotic Club showed a profit of £IG 16s 4d. and a hearty rote Df thanks was accorded Miss Foster and the members. ' £5 was voted to the " Free of Debt Fund," and £1 10s to tho purchase of a second bookcase of books for the use of seamen. Magazines were acknowledged from Mesdaines Carlson, Milne and Bennett, and flowers from Mrs J. D. Watson. A satisfactory hospital report was received from Mrs F. S. Marrie and Mrs A. L. F. Ledger. OBITUARY.
The death of the veteran coachman, the late Mr William Hay ward, has recalled his connection with Sumner in the early days, when "the bus" was the only means of reaching tho city. Mr Hay ward's cheery--and enterprising nature is still well remembered.by those who patronised his conveyances. The advent of the steam tram gradually reduced the sphere of his activities, and with the arrival. of tho cars at the Baths he sold out to the company and became traffic manager at this end of the service. His interest in the borough was sincere. He was a member Df the first Borough Council, and was elected Mayor in 1892. FOR THE BABIES.
Both Sumner and Redcliffs are warmly supporting the Babies' Hospital scheme. The meeting held on Tuesday was both representative and enthusiastic. At the conclusion the following committee was elected : —Mesdames G W. Smithson, H. Buttle, Bloxham, T. E. Whitfield, D. Bates, H. J. Marriner, J. M. B. Crawford. A. W. Beaven, J. Middleton, Atwell, Gaiwey, T. Cane, Holderness, Gregory-Hunt, W. Lee, Rose, Miss Foster and Miss Wood. At a subsequent' meeting the following officers were appointed :—President. Mrs G. W. Smithson;-secretary. Miss Foster; treasurer, Mrs J. S. Middleton.
Arrangements were made to canvas.-: the borough as follows:—The Esplanade, Mrs G. W. Smithson and Mrs H. Buttle; Nay land Street, Mrs Bloxham and Mrs Holderness; Bury Street, Mrs T. E. Whitfield: Dryden Street, M»s Rose; Colombo and Arnold Streets. Miss Foster; E'lstou Street, Head Stree and Wakefield Avenue, Mrs J. M. I>.
Crawford arid Mrs T. Cane; Richmond Hill and Grafton Street, Mrs H. J
Marriner and Mrs Oahvev; Stoke Street, Miss Wood: Clifton, Mr- D.
Bates; Redcliffs. Mesdames Beaven, Middleton and Atwell. LIFE SAVING.
At a general meeting of the Taylor's M'istake Club. Mr F. D. Rest even presided. The financial po-.ition was reported to be good. I/abilities wietrn nil, and a credit balance of £lO 5s 4d was in the bank. The chairman criticised the lack of accommodation for tho general public at such a popular seaside resort, and expressed his regret that tho endeavours of the club, in that direction, had not been more successful.
The recent winds having exposed tho piles of the pavilion, it was suggested! that a ' working bee " should lay soil or erect a manuka shelter. Mr Kesteven referred in eulogistic terms to the splendid work done by Mr EL J. Ballin, now on active'service, and a very hearty vot© of thanks was accorded to the late secretary for his services. Mr C Lange was elected to the vacancy. Three members of the Sumner Life Saving Branch have been awarded the society's bronze medallion and proficiency certificate, Messrs H. W. Benion, H. W. Cqssins and A. 0. o.'Allen. SCHOOL CONCERT. A splendid school concert was given fri Redcliffs recently in aid of the school funds. Under the directfon of the I members of. the staff a number or excellent items were rendered by the scholars. The programme also included items by Mr G. Daltry's choir from the city. These choruses, part songs and solos, were much enjoyed. At the conclusion the ladies dispensed re>freshments, and brought a most enjoyable evening to a close. PLUNKET NURSING. Many mothers in this district have much to thank the visiting nurses for, and it is hoped that nothing in the future will interfere wilth the regular attention this borough receives at their hands. Few residents, however, realised, till -Mr Alpevs explained it to iju'.'ii, how much thy Dominion ingen<m:i! <rvcs to the disciples of !>:• Tr.iby I Kiut; New Zealand':, death into fo:
children under twelve years of age, was the lowest in the world. Sineo 1907, when Plunkct muring co'nmcnced, it had fallen very rapidly indeed, from 7'j per cent to i per cent. Tho improvement .in tho last seven years was equal to that of tho previous thirtythree years. If tho same rate was maintained, then by 1930 ib would fall to o per coht. Mr Alpers stated thatif our low death rate had obtained in Britain during the past, three years, .it would have saved for tho nation babies in numbers equal to tho total wastage of tho war for the- fhvt two years. Of the ioundor of this movement, Dr Trilby King, ho could not speak too highly. Ho ivas certainly 0110 cf tho greatest men' in the Empire to-day. PERSONAL. Tho Borough Engineer, Mr R. WWinter, has been appointed engineer to ths Ilakvrell County Council. Mr Winter has been on tho staff 01" the Sumner Borough Council for thirteen years. During that time he has received several promotions arid has proved himself equal to all the demands mado on his time. His responsibilities havo included, latterly, the electric installation of Redcliffs, and he has, also, given much thought and time to tho Senior Cadets. With liis wide • knowledge of tho borough's needs, ho will bo greatly missed, and his position will bo difficult to fill. - HIGH FINANCE.
It happened during tho performance J of a recent patriotic benefit concert j given in the borough. The doorkeeper, [ a well-known resident, had almost ex- | haunted his resources providing seats for late-comers, when he' Was accosted by an anxious-fac;vd lad who timidly inquired if it was half-price " for children under twelve; From the depths of his good nature, the usher assured liiru it was. Well/' said the "boy, a laclv outsido gave me an adult's ticket worth a shilling. Will you please show me a seat and give me sixpence change?" FRESH AIR,. In paying tho Plunket nursing scheme a compliment for the advocacy of fresh air for babies, >Mr Alpers on Tuesday evening was careful to state that the fresh air required was not the draughty sort usually obtained in sleep*ing rooms from open windows. The half-enclosed balcony, also, was not sufficient. What was wanted was air space for the winds themselves, so that, i.a some cases, it might be necessary to tie til a bedclothes down. This was what tho rising generation required. Captain Scott in his last message to his wife, concerning his only son, urged that he should bo kept in tho fresh air. Amongst local residents, quite a number put this advice into excellent practice. It may be by medium of an open verandah or balcony, or even an unclosed tent. The result is the same). Everyont speaks highly of it, the freedom from colds in particular. REDCLIFFS SCHOOL COMMITTEE Mr B. Riley presided over the following attendance: —Messrs G. J. Scott, G. H. Woods, A.. Halden and W. C.
Hishop (secretary). A hearty vote or thanks was accorded to Messrs Scott and Trusoott for their generous assistr>nco in providing foot Kill material for the boys. A motion of sympathy ( passed to Mr and Mrs Da i urn on the sad loss of their son (an old sdujiar) ai the front. Special votes of thanks c \ e accorded to Mr G. Paltry, Mr lcet and the ladies for their assistance a& the school concert. BOWLING CLUB. The annual meeting of the Bowling Club fixed for Thursday, has been -.mavu'dably postponed till next wee*. In® annual report shows a very satisiaccoij state of affairs. BURGESSES' ASSOCIATION. The monthly meeting of the Burgesses' Association will ba he.ld tonight, when it is expected an address will Ik- delivered by I>r Chesscm on " Public Health." The society ds continuing its programme of lectures with much success. BOAT HARBOUR, For some time, the control of Boat Harbour has been vested in a Special Committee. This body, met during thel week, and the following charges and fees are announced: —Registration fees for occupancy—Unballasted boats up to loft, 10s; 22ft, los; 30ft, 20s; halfdecked, unballasted boats, 25ft, £1; 30ft, £1 10s. Ballasted boats, open or half open, 18ft, • £1; 22ft, £1 ss; 30ft, £1 10>. Launches, 18ft, £1; 22ft, £1 ss; 30ft, £1 10s. For the use. of the harbour as a refuge, payment for any time up to seven -days, will bo half a crown. For punts and open boats, ballasted or partially decked, and also for launches, a fee of 53 is fixed. For us© of the slip by permission only, thei charge is 3s. Half-decked saiVng 1 boats will be oharged ss, and launches 7s 6d. The locker fees are 10s for tha i lower and 7s 6d for the tipper. GAS MANAGEMENT. Next week the new arrangements in connection with gas matters will come into force. Mr W. S. Heyes still maintains his position as manager, but tha town clerk is undersaliing all the clerical -work and the sale of supplies. The ne-w scale of discounts -will also coin© into force, but wall, of course, not apply to tho month of.'June.. With these, th« council hopes, •will conic a much greater dc-raand for gas as a cooking ami heat*, iing medium. Tho imuiager will' be prepared to show samples .and-give instruction i'j consumers on these tines.
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SUMNER RIPPLES., Star, Issue 12047, 30 June 1917
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